Every now and then I want to post some random scans from my files. No rhyme or reason to the selection, just several quick examples of great Kirby artwork.
Then we have Captain America, protecting her. Notice the creepy vine-like had in front of his face.
But if you thought Arnim Zola was wacky, check out Doughboy, a gigantic blobular sidekick.
Thanks to Kenn Thomas for sending in this article:
Comics in Public to Launch on Kirby’s Birthday
Yesterday, August 11, 2010, 2:41:25 PM – The Beat
Daily Cross Hatch’s Brian Heater and Sarah Morean have launched a new day for comics pride via their Read Comics in Public program, which is planned for this August 28th, aka Jack Kirby’s birthday :
The concept is fairly simple: we’re asking that everyone take an hour or two out of their day on August 28th (also the birthday of Jack “King” Kirby, incidentally) to read a comic book in a public setting—a park bench, a beach, a bus, the front steps of your local library (we do ask, however, that you be mindful of local loitering laws). Let strangers see you reading a piece of sequential art.
Take to the streets. Be proud. If someone asks what you’re reading, say, “a comic book” (the phrase “graphic novel is also acceptable, but let’s face it, it sort of defeats the whole purpose). Heck, lend them a book, if you’ve got an extra—what better way to make a new friend and convert a new reader?